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Women’s Month: Celebrating a liberated South Africa

Every year on 9 August we celebrate Women’s Day in South Africa, a public holiday that pays homage to the women of our country who fought  against their oppression and that of fellow South Africans by the Apartheid government.

Specifically, on this day we remember and celebrate Lilian Ngoyi, Helen Joseph, Albertina Sisulu and Sophia Williams-De Bruyn. These South African female stalwarts firmly stood against the carrying of the pass; special identification which infringed on their freedom of movement.

Their march to the Pretoria Union Buildings displayed a great deal of political strength and the uniting of women against a unified belief.

Their relentless struggle is a reminder for all women in post-apartheid South Africa to continue on the same path for the next generations to come.

 

 

African Proverbs and Quotes that Leaders need to hear now

Africa is home to many wise leaders. Although many of these proverbs and quotes are traditionally offered as moral guides in the spirit of ubuntu, leaders and their teams can learn from them too.

African Proverbs and Quotes teach us that…

Working together as a team is the quickest route to success:African Proverb team workTanzania proverb

A team is strongest when acting as a unit:Bondei proverbAfrican ProverbTeam Work African Proverb

A wise leader is one who learns from other opinions too:Ashanti proverbAfrican Proverbkenyan proverb

Learning is a process and we should therefore remain humble:African Proverb learnTanzanian proverb

Mistakes aren’t necessarily bad if we learn and grow from them:African proverb learn

A respected leader leads by example:Ethiopian Proverb 2

A leader educates himself before making decisions:kenyan Proverb reasoningafrican Learn proverb

A leader should welcome help and advice:Ethiopian ProverbNot to wish to know African proverb

Personal gain is a myth:Chinua Achebe quoteMisfortune teaches wisdom proverb

Each team member should complete tasks that plays to their best skills:Desmond Tutu quote

Each leader possesses the ability to be great:Nelson Mandela quote

Here are a 20 more motivational quotes to keep you going.